VANCOUVER, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Anglo Swiss Resources Inc. (TSXV:ASW, OTCQX:ASWRF) ("Anglo Swiss" or "the Company") today announced that at the Annual General Meeting held on Friday, September 16, 2011 in Toronto, a quorum was present, all resolutions were passed, and that Todd Keast, Blair Zaritsky, and recently appointed CEO, Jari Paakki, were elected as directors of the Company joining incumbent directors Tom Obradovich, David Constable, and Chris Robbins who were re-elected.
David Constable, Chairman, commented, "We have been focused on augmenting the skill set of the board and team in order to advance Anglo Swiss. The addition of Todd and Blair as directors, and Jari as both CEO and director fulfill that objective. They collectively bring a wealth of technical experience, business acumen, and strong relationships within the financial and mineral exploration industries. With their help we can continue to focus on advancing our key assets and realizing the corporate objectives of the Company on behalf of our shareholders."
Mr. Keast is a professional geologist with over 24 years of hands on field exploration experience, combined with numerous years of senior management and public company experience. He has been a consulting geologist since 1996 and has been employed by exploration companies throughout Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba and has extensive experience and a successful track record exploring for gold, volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS), nickel-copper sulphide and industrial minerals. His skill set includes expertise from grassroots target generation through to deposit discovery including resource evaluation, environmental permitting, stakeholder relations and preliminary economic evaluation He currently serves as the President, and is a co-founder, of Manitou Gold Inc. and has been both a director and Vice President of Exploration for Canadian Arrow Mines Ltd. since 2006. Prior to that Mr. Keast served as the Exploration Manager for Canadian Royalties Inc. He holds a B.Sc. Geology (Hons), 1986, from the University of Manitoba and is a Professional Geoscientist registered in the Province of Ontario.
Mr. Zaritsky is a chartered accountant with over eleven years of practical experience and exposure to various types of public and private engagements and clients, as well as experience specific to the mineral exploration industry related to various senior officer roles held during the past several years. He has extensive public company experience with TSX, TSXV and CNSX Exchange listed companies. Mr. Zaritsky currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for two junior exploration companies focused on gold and copper - Braeval Mining Corporation and Oban Exploration Limited. Prior to that he acted as Corporate Controller for INV Metals Inc. following eight years in public practice as a Manager with Smith Nixon LLP. His skill set includes international business experience, gained while working in Australia as a chartered accountant and while managing offices for INV Metals in Brazil and in Namibia. He obtained his B.Sc. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a B.A (Accounting) from Brock University.
Mr. Paakki currently serves as the CEO of Anglo Swiss Resources. See news release dated August 16, 2011. He is a Professional Geologist with 20 years of experience in gold and base metal exploration covering a broad range of deposit types, environments and exploration methodologies. Jari also has extensive junior resource company management experience and a demonstrated ability to create a strong technical team, manage staff and contractors, obtain permits, manage budgets, and negotiate JV/Option Agreements. He has a track record of successfully advancing projects at all levels and a history of exploration discoveries. Mr. Paakki obtained his BSc and MSc (Geology) from Laurentian University in Sudbury.
About Anglo Swiss:
Anglo Swiss Resources Inc. controls a highly-prospective, Canadian, precious and base metal exploration property portfolio which includes its flagship 165 sq. km, Nelson Mining Camp, that hosts the 100%-owned Kenville Gold Mine, in southeastern BC; as well as its newly acquired 100%-owned, Lansdowne House, Ni-Cu-PGE, Ring of Fire project in northwestern Ontario. Further information about the Company may be found at http://www.anglo-swiss.com or at http://www.sedar.com.
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